This is the one in the middle of Edo period. (1603-1867) Tsutsugaki textile of very valuable museum class. Tsutsugaki textile of museum class Rare
It used it in the buddhist temple at the ceremony. Please look at the leaf of the lotus. The expression of the technology of the shadow is very wonderful. Moreover, it is very difficult to express the picture only of this in hemp. It is because hemp is not dyed easily. Tsutsugaki to make good use of this advanced exact technology is very rare. Please look at the cloud. The technology of this expression is a feature in Edo period. The cotton of the lining is called kanakin imported by the watari cotton (India cotton) in Edo period. Kanakin cotton is a smooth cloth that made the warp and the density of the woof the same. Surrounding brown cotton is suo dye in Edo period. It introduced to Japan at about the Nara era. Suo is assumed that it was told with the podded plant with the Buddhism by China. It was used in Japan from of old as red dyestuff. It was loved very much as a substitute of Safflower and the lithospermi radix in patriciate. This tsutsugaki has the stain and damage. The remains of repair are located at several places.
There is a damage also in the cotton of lining cloth.
However, the state is overall good. It recommends it for your collection. Size 183cm x 119cm (72" x 46.9")